Enjoy those new books this summer! Report cards are mailed today. Please e-mail me if you have any questions. We included the latest letter from your pen pals in Maryland.
Thank you so much for the wonderful end of the year and birthday presents. I love my beautiful "L" bag filled with wonderful goodies. I'm drinking out of my black, white, and pink cup right now and wearing my new perfume.
Please stay on top of your reading this summer! I don't want anyone sliding backwards.
Drill your math facts and take a timed test at least once a week. Remember, the 3rd grade teachers are expecting mastery of addition and subtraction. It wouldn't hurt to start multiplication and division if you've mastered the addition and subtraction.
The hermit crabs and fish from the science lab need a summer home. If you are interested in providing a retreat for any of these critters, please e-mail Mrs. McGinnis or Mrs. Dess by Wednesday to make arrangements.
Check out our 100 point club! These students had more than 100 A.R. points for this school year. AMAZING!
ABBIE, LUKE, and BRENT
Happy birthday, Abbie!
Happy birthday, Addie Lou!
Tomorrow we'll be cleaning out our desks. If you'd like your child to bring home his/her school supplies please let him/her know.
Everyone is taking home his/her math books and Words Their Way books today. Feel free to use the extra pages for summer practice. There are lessons for using the algorithms to add and subtract with and without regrouping. This will be taught next year, but you can always get a head start!
Mrs. Brown wrote down your child's scores for both of today's timed tests. The tests cannot be sent home as they are passed on to next year's teacher. I strongly suggest that if your child didn't master their facts that you work on them this summer. It is the expectation of third grade teachers that your child enters third grade having these facts memorized. In third grade, timed tests will again be given. Your child will need to complete the addition in 1 minute instead of 1.5 minutes, the subtraction in 1.5 minutes, and multiplication and division in 2 minutes. I do not want your child to have a mountain to scale if he/she goes into third grade behind on facts. Please, please, please make this a summer priority.
Mr. Giesler announced this afternoon that there are a few yearbooks left. The cost is $25 and they can be purchased at the school store from 7:20-7:50.
We have theme days scheduled for next week. On Monday we'll be signing yearbooks. Make sure if you don't have a yearbook, that you bring a special notebook or pad to gather your signatures. We'll be meeting with our book buddies and as a grade level to do this. Tuesday is game day! Bring your favorite board game, card game, or puzzle to play with friends. No electronics allowed! Wednesday is a day of surprises!
We had a blast at the 2nd grade book swap today. Pictures coming soon!
It was wonderful seeing everyone today at the Author Celebration. It's amazing to see all of the growth that happens in a year. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come in.
Today I reviewed the first four ways we learned for ways to get a good or service. They were: barter or trade, contest or prize, buy, and majority rules. This week we'll learn about the next four. They are: sharing, taking, first come first serve, and lottery. Tomorrow's focus is sharing. The test on all 8 ways to get a good or service will be on Monday, May 23rd. The test will be given orally by either Mrs. Brown or myself. Your child will be asked to list all 8 ways. They can be given in any order. It's exactly like the first test that was given in the fall. The only difference is that this time your child needs to name all 8, instead of just 4. I would start practicing this week.
Just a reminder that tonight your child has share homework. It was on the blog last week. Your child needs to bring in a snack to have and to share tomorrow afternoon. The snack isn't for the whole class, it's just for your child and one friend. Please make sure it is already portioned for two people. If your child typically eats his/her snack in the morning, then please make sure your child has 3 snacks tomorrow.
A place value test will be given tomorrow morning. We have been working all year on this skill and we reviewed the concepts this morning in small groups. The test will be a longer version of today's review. Please go over any areas with your child that he/she struggled with.
The last timed fluency addition and subtraction tests will be on this Friday. The tests will not be sent home because they have to be given to next year's teacher. I'll put your child's scores on his/her assignment sheet after I grade them.
Tonight's math homework is due on Wednesday. Your child was told today that all work must be shown on the back or on another piece of paper. 2 homework passes can be used for this assignment if you choose not to do it. This is a review. The addition and subtraction test will be on Thursday of this week.
All 8 points for A.R. are due this Friday. The celebration will be next week. I printed and sent home your child's record on Friday. Please keep track of tests taken each day. I will not be printing another report until Friday after school.
Scooter Relay FROG HOP RELAY Baton Relay Sack Races It was hard to stay dry during the water relay. Our class was great at hula hooping! Team Hoop Relay Obstacle Course Over and Under, Ball Hop, and Ice Cream Delivery Pizza Delivery
We had a blast! Thank you to all of the parent volunteers!
Field Day was so much fun today! Thank you to our p.e. coaches and volunteers for putting together such a wonderful day for us. Pictures will be coming soon.
Today we watched a DVD about Jimmy Carter's life. It was great to hear him tell us about growing up in Plains, Georgia. Our Jimmy Carter test will be on Friday. I encourage everyone to take a trip to Plains and tour the boyhood farm of Jimmy Carter as well as the many museums. If you don't want to drive that far, there's always the Carter Center in Atlanta. I've had the privilege of meeting both President Carter and his wife on 2 different occasions. Here are a few of our pictures.
Our lunch tomorrow is at a different time. We'll be eating at table 5 at 11:21. If you are planning on eating with your child tomorrow, please adjust your schedule.